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Bathymodiolus
Bathymodiolus
is a genus of deep-sea mussels, marine bivalve mollusks in the family Mytilidae. Many of them contain intracelluar chemoautotrophic bacterial symbionts. Species[edit] Modern (non-fossil) species within the genus Bathymodiolus
Bathymodiolus
include:

Bathymodiolus childressi
Bathymodiolus childressi
Gustafson, Lutz, Turner & Vrijenhoek, 1998 Bathymodiolus
Bathymodiolus
japonicus Hashimoto & Okutani, 1994 Bathymodiolus platifrons
Bathymodiolus platifrons
Hashimoto & Okutani, 1994 Bathymodiolus
Bathymodiolus
septemdierum Hashimoto & Okutani, 1994 Bathymodiolus tangaroa
Bathymodiolus tangaroa
Von Cossel & Marshall, 2003 Bathymodiolus thermophilus
Bathymodiolus thermophilus
Kenk & Wilson, 1985 Bathymodiolus marisindicus
Bathymodiolus marisindicus
Hashimoto, 2001

There also are several fossil species, which are usually only tentatively assigned to hydrothermal vent and hydrocarbon seep-inhabiting mussel genera due to their conservative shell morphology and ongoing taxonomic revision of this group.[2] They include:

Bathymodiolus
Bathymodiolus
(sensu lato) heretaunga Saether, Little, Campbell, Marshall, Collins & Alfaro, 2010 Bathymodiolus
Bathymodiolus
(sensu lato) inouei Amano & Jenkins, 2011 Bathymodiolus
Bathymodiolus
palmarensis Kiel, Campbell & Gaillard, 2010

Bathymodiolus
Bathymodiolus
thermophilus

References[edit]

^ Kenk, V.C. & Wilson, B.R., 1985. A new mussel (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) from hydrothermal vents in the Galapagos Rift zone. Malacologia, 26 (1-2), 253-271. ^ Saether, K.P., Little, C.T.S., Campbell, K.A., Marshall, B.A., Collins, M. & Alfaro, A.C. 2010. New fossil mussels (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) from Miocene hydrocarbon seep deposits, North Island, New Zealand, with general remarks on vent and seep mussels. Zootaxa, 2577: 1-45.

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Taxon identifiers

Wd: Q292447 EoL: 2972792 Fossilworks: 89691 GBIF: 2285664 NCBI: 12965 WoRMS: 138214

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